Sometimes, it’s nice to get away from the non-hustle and bustle of London, Ontario and into the fun and exciting metropolis, New York City. For those who follow my blog, you already know that I go to visit family, but this time, I did some sight-seeing as well!
In case of an emergency like mine, when you're far away from your doctor, you can find a local provider on HiddenBraces.com. I just used nail scissors for this one, though.
I may or may not have had an orthodontic emergency with my Incognito Braces. Okay, I did. So here’s what happened.
I haven’t been for an appointment for awhile because I am trying my best to stretch out my treatment as long as humanly possible. I didn’t really think a lot about it because I do not have a lot of emergencies with them or anything.
So on my trip, I had some street meat – shawarma to be precise. It was okay – not great – and certainly not worth what happened next.
As I was eating, I started noticing I was chewing a lot on my right side. I couldn’t get through whatever it was. So after I swallowed, I moved my tongue around in my mouth, and sure enough, my chain elastic had come off of my uppers.
What was I supposed to do? I was so far away from my doctor, and it was my fault since I was the one eating shawarma. I guess it was just too chewy or something.
So I did what every good Incognito Braces patient does in a pinch. I went to the nearest pharmacy and purchased the smallest pair of scissors I could find: nail scissors! They may have been to trim eyebrows, actually….I don’t have them here in front of me, but you know what I’m talking about.
Anyway, I sat on a bench in the bottom of Rockefeller Plaza with tonnes of tourists and businessmen and women hurriedly walked past as I held the elastic out as far as I could, and my friend ever-so-carefully cut the elastic as close to the last ring attached as possible.
It was a success!
The elastic didn’t bother me for the entire trip!
I have an appointment coming up, so I’m not too worried. I’ll call my doctor when he’s open to let him know, though, just in case!
Here are a couple of pics from my trip!
Brooklyn Bridge! My camera setting was on "night" so it's a bit fuzzy...sorry.
Central Park is so beautiful when the leaves change colours!
Although we were far back for the concert, it was still amazing. Guess WHO we saw?!